It was three years ago when Re-Logic announced they had plans for a Terraria Spin-off called Otherworld, due to the size of the project they outsourced it to Pipeworks, but have announced that it has now been cancelled.
Terraria Spin-off Otherworld Cancelled
Terraria: Otherworld in February 2015, a spin-off to the popular Terraria series. The new project was set in the world of the Corruption, where players are set to purify the world by finding towers that help to cleanse the the world and push back the enemy. The game was going to include a more strategic gameplay, RPG elements and a skill tree.
A year ago Terraria owner Re-Logic changed from Dutch developer Engine Software to Pipeworks, a studio who previously did re-write work for Terraria for console and mobile. It was suggested that development under the new company did not bode well after Re-Logic shared a post on their Terraria forum:
Our team has a clear vision for this game – one that we shared with all of you with much shared excitement – and, in spite of all of our efforts, the current state of the game remains equal parts far from that vision and beyond behind schedule from our initial planning when we shared Otherworld with all of you three years ago.
Progress has absolutely been made during that time – but unfortunately, a very thorough status review of the game versus its intended design showed both the Re-Logic and 505/Pipeworks teams that things were quite a bit further away from the finish line than we had imagined. Taking the massive amount of work that would be remaining to complete along with the extensive time it would take to get that done, and how that would greatly interfere with the pursuit of other projects on behalf of Re-Logic – it becomes clear that this leaves things in a very undesirable state.
As a result, we have made the decision to terminate development of Terraria: Otherworld.
It’s sad news for those who were looking forward to another Terraria game, but let’s hope there will be another game in the works.